21 February 2002

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The Telegraph Magazine will increase its pagination to 124 on Saturday (February 23) to incorporate a 28-page Bafta awards special feature.

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Jordan, the Formula One team, will name haulage and courier company DHL as its title sponsor on Friday (February 22). DHL replaces Benson & Hedges as title sponsor, and the team will be renamed DHL Jordan Honda.

Tesco/Boots price war flares after ASA ruling

The price war between Boots and Tesco intensified this week after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that Boots was right to claim consumers could save £51 a year by buying toiletries at its stores rather than at Tesco. Tesco objected to a Boots press campaign in regional newspapers that claimed consumers could save money […]

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Bacardi-Martini has appointed John Burke as marketing controller for the Bacardi rum range, in a promotion from the position of director of grocery sales. He took over from Jeff McDonald, who has transferred to Bacardi’s Indian operation.

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The British Red Cross has appointed Bill Beaver as its director of communications. Beaver will oversee the marketing activity for the charity.

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Vallance Carruthers Colman Priest partner Charles Vallance has been put on six months’ gardening leave by his present employers, WCRS. O2.VCCP’s first account, launches on April 2.

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The Direct Marketing Association has appointed HLB managing director Gerry Scott to the board.

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The Observer and Odeon Cinemas will offer Observer readers a two-for-one ticket deal on Sunday (February 24). The offer will be supported by a national TV and radio campaign.

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The BBC has taken up a permanent poster holding via PHD and PPL, as tipped in Marketing Week last week.

Relaunch of The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter’s children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit is being relaunched to mark its 100th birthday and will be backed by a national poster campaign created by Mustoe Merriman Levy. The campaign moves away from Potter’s original illustrations, which have until now been the only imagery used to represent Peter Rabbit. Using the strapline […]

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